Andreas Saugstad wrote this article.
Two of the most prolific and famous philosophers in the twentieth century were Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Russell was Wittgenstein’s teacher in Cambridge around 1911. Russell was the leading philosopher in England at that time, and one of the world’s leading thinkers in philosophy of mathematics and logic.
Saul Kripke is a good Omaha boy who made fine use of his gifts for the world beyond the midlands.
You can read an excellent article titled Saul Kripke, Genius Logician that Andreas Saugstad, one of my star Go Inside Magazine writers, created after meeting the great Kripke in person in Oslo in 2001. Kripke may be prickly, but that’s the price we pay to touch the effervescence of things we do not comprehend.
Here is Kripke’s website at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center.
You must read Kripke’s classic monograph Naming and Necessity published by Harvard University Press because the experience will stun you as it betters you.
by Andreas Saugstad
Cornel West has been called the “pre-eminent African-American intellectual of his generation.” In this essay I bring you a review of The Cornel West Reader, and his new CD, Sketches of My Culture, and I also try to give you an introduction to this philosopher’s world of ideas and struggle for social justice.